Renault has added a new top-spec Initiale to the Modus range, as well as a new 1.5 dCi 106 engine.

The Modus Initiale is available now from £13,550 for the 1.4 16V 98 rising to £15,055 for the 1.6 16V 113 Automatic.  The Modus Initiale is based on the existing Privilége trim but is bolstered with a wide range of additional standard features: upgraded interior trim with beige leather Initiale upholstery and door panel inserts, climate control as standard, metallic paint, door sill kick plates, 16″ Initiale alloy wheels and badging on the front door rubbing strips.

Also included is cruise control, speed limiter, carpet mats and Xenon ‘Double Distance’ headlamps with headlamp wash.

The Modus is a car full of innovation with its ‘Triptic’ multi-adaptable rear seating which allows you to switch from three to two seats simply and easily. Another of its features is the car’s ‘Boot chute’ which comes as standard on Modus Initiale, where as it is an option on most other Modus.

The ‘Boot chute’ is a split-opening tailgate which can be opened as a complete door as normal, or alternatively you can just open a section of the lower half – reminiscent of the original Mini – which is hinged at the bottom to rest loads on if necessary and also allows easier access to the boot if you’re stuck in a confined space.

The Modus when powered by the new 1.5 dCi 106 has a 0-62mph figure of 11.2 seconds, which is a full 1.8 seconds faster than the 1.5 dCi 86 which sits just below it in the range. Delivering 106hp at 4,000rpm, and torque up by 20% compared to the 1.5 dCi 86hp engine from 200Nm to 240Nm at 2,000 rpm, Modus 1.5 dCi 106 offers a maximum speed of 116 mph.

The addition of a sixth gear means the Modus 1.5 dCi 106 has improved fuel consumption enabling it to offer a CO2 figure of 124 g/km and an urban fuel consumption of 50.4 mpg, an extra urban figure of 67.3 mpg and a combined of 60.1 mpg.

In addition to being offered in Initiale spec, Modus’ new 1.5 dCi 106 engine will also be available in the current Dynamique and Privilége trim levels.

The Modus 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique offers 15″ ‘Spoke’ alloy wheels, ‘Graphite’ carbon grey cloth upholstery, leather steering wheel and gear knob, integral front fog lamps, body coloured door mirrors, ‘Satin’ metallic finish door handles and aluminium finish interior door handles and instrument dials as standard. One difference for the new 1.5 dCi 106 engine in Dynamique trim is air conditioning comes as standard so is included in the £12,850 price. Air con is a £500 option for Dynamique in other Modus engine choices.

There is also a variety of great value options and option packs available on Modus 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique.

Modus 1.5 dCi 106 Privilége includes many standard features in addition to those offered on the Dynamique trim level. Customers can enjoy a 4 x 15W single CD with six speakers, fingertip remote control and sensitive speed function, automatic front windscreen wipers via rain sensor with speed function, manual air conditioning, driver and passengers sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors, electric driver control of rear window and door opening and child minder mirror. Again there are two option packs and a range of options to choose from.

The Renault Modus Initiale is on sale now with prices ranging from £13,550 to £15,055.

The new Modus 1.5 dCi 106 engine will be available to order from mid-May priced at £12,850 for Dynamique, £13,450 for the Privilège version and £15,150 in the new Initiale trim.